what we believe

 We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are fully and completely inspired by God, with none to be added or deleted.  They give, without error, the will of God, and all truth needed to lead people into salvation.  They are the foundation and the source of our faith. 

 

We believe in one God, the Creator of all things who reveals His deity as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Our worship is one in which we proclaim the name of Jesus Christ, who is God’s Son. 

 

We believe all people are born in sin and are in need of forgiveness, through Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us on the Cross and rose from the grave, so we can experience life as God intended it to be.  We believe it is only through Jesus’ work on the Cross and His resurrection that we are forgiven and have eternal life. 

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world convicting of sin and convincing of the need of salvation, bringing new life to those who repent and believe, living within believers to give power to live a holy life, and guiding us into all truth. 

 

We believe that sanctification is the in-filling of the Holy Spirit, in which we, as believers, are purified and empowered, and brought to a place of full commitment to God so there is obedience out of love. 

 

We believe that the Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to all believers for the purpose of building up the body of Christ and bringing glory to God.  These gifts are to be exercised in love and used to promote the unity of the believers. 

 

We believe God has given two sacraments, the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.  The Lord’s Supper (Communion) is a remembrance of Jesus’ sacrificial death for our sins.  Baptism is an outward sign of the inward work of God’s grace in salvation. 

 

We believe Jesus Christ will return.  All who have accepted Him will be raised, and caught up to spend eternity with Him in heaven, while those who have persisted in sin and evil will be sentenced to suffer eternally in hell. 

 

Key to our beliefs is the tenet that no living person is ever hopelessly lost and condemned to hell. While there is life, there is hope! Salvation is freely given to all who confess their sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the risen Son of God, and surrender their lives to Him.